GTX 550 TI with Core i7-2600K benchmarks at Ultra Quality quality settings

The GTX 550 TI is more suitable for budget PC builds and less demanding games. The price/performance ratio is excellent for GTX 550 TI against the competition in budget graphics cards. With current 1024 MB RAM, the GTX 550 TI can have serious memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games. It is important to know that GTX 550 TI 's max load temperature is very high and might require custom cooling solutions. This combination between GTX 550 TI and Intel Core i7-2600K @ 3.40GHz has less than 8% bottleneck in many games and is perfect match to avoid FPS loss. This combination between GTX 550 TI and Intel Core i7-2600K @ 3.40GHz is a perfect match to avoid FPS loss.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti
Price $ 199 5/5 Excellent
Year 2011 1/5 Weak
Series GTX 550 TI
Maximum Recorded Temperature 85C 1/5 Weak
Max Fan Noise 53dB 2/5 Acceptable
Recommended Power Supply 466W 3/5 Good
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-2600K @ 3.40GHz ($197.99)
CPU Impact on FPS + 0 FPS 5/5 Excellent
CPU Impact on FPS % 0%
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 38 FPS 2/5 Acceptable
Average 1440p Performance 0 FPS 1/5 Weak
Average 4K Performance 0 FPS 1/5 Weak
Memory 1 GB 2/5 Acceptable
Overall Combination Score 54/100 Good
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Game Performance at Ultra Quality settings

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Game Frames Per Second
33 FPS
59 FPS
50 FPS
25 FPS
31 FPS
42 FPS
77 FPS
32 FPS
33 FPS
19 FPS
41 FPS
18 FPS

Resolution 2560x1440

Year Game Frames Per Second

Resolution 3840x2160

Year Game Frames Per Second

GTX 550 TI Specifications

Board Design

Board NumberP1050
Length8.25 inches 210 mm
Outputs2x DVI1x mini-HDMI
Power Connectors1x 6-pin
Slot WidthDual-slot
TDP116 W

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock900 MHz
Memory Clock1026 MHz 4104 MHz effective
Shader Clock1800 MHz

Graphics Card

Bus InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 500
Launch Price149 USD
Release DateMar 15th, 2011

Graphics Features

DirectX12.0 (11_0)
Shader Model5.1

Graphics Processor

ArchitectureFermi 2.0
Die Size238 mm²
GPU NameGF116
GPU VariantGF116-400-A1
Process Size40 nm
Transistors1,170 million


Bandwidth98.50 GB/s
Memory Bus192 bit
Memory Size1024 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5

Render Config

SM Count4
Shading Units192

Theoretical Performance

FP32 (float) performance691.2 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance57.60 GFLOPS (1:12)
Pixel Rate7.200 GPixel/s
Texture Rate28.80 GTexel/s

Critics Reviews

If you absolutely refuse to spend much more than £100, or even £100 at all, the GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB is at least a sizeable improvement over its predecessor the GeForce GTS 450 1GB.
GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB Specifications As with the rest of Nvidia’s GeForce 500-series, the GF116 GPU of the GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB is based on the Fermi architecture of its predecessor.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti GPU, Front and Back. As we’ve mentioned, the GeForce GTX 550 Ti GPU is an update and refinement of the GeForce GTX 450.
Unlike the GTS 450 launch, GTX 550 Ti is a more laid back affair for NVIDIA – admittedly this is more often a bad sign than it is a good one when it comes to gauging their confidence in a product.
GTX 550 Ti’s Quirk: 1GB Of VRAM On A 192-bit Bus. One thing that has always set NVIDIA apart from AMD is their willingness to use non-power of 2 memory bus sizes.
The GeForce GTX 550 Ti was a mid-range graphics card by NVIDIA, launched in March 2011. Built on the 40 nm process, and based on the GF116 graphics processor, in its GF116-400-A1 variant, the card supports DirectX 12.0.